Just a note to see if this query is still operating.Atkinson Abbott had a daughter Mary Alice Abbott who married Edward Charles Ward in Keighly, West Yorkshire. I recently made contact with several other people and we are working together. The Wards are a big family, and many of them lived in Staffordshire.My father was born in the village of Rocester, Staffs, and moved with his family to Keighly when he was about 3 years old.Later this family immigrated to Canada.
Edward Charles Ward was the son of Edward Ward & Sarah Ann Makin. He was born in Rocester, Staffordshire,in 1856.His father was William Ward (1823) of Kingstone,Staffs. and his mother was Harriett Wheat. So far, there are 4 of us working on this line.One lady is in Australia, a man in Lancashire, and another lady in Yorkshire.